The Bionic Woman

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Exclusive: CSI: NY Books Lee Majors for Guest Spot

Lee Majors, Gary Sinise

CSI: NY is about to call on the Six Million Dollar Man for help.

Lee Majors, the veteran actor best known for his memorable role as Steve Austin on ABC's The Six Million Dollar Man, will guest-star on an upcoming episode of the CBS drama, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

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Majors will play Burton, a detective who worked a case in 1957 that soon went cold. When an alarmingly similar case pops up in present day, Mac ... read more

Panthro's Back! ThunderCats' Kevin Michael Richardson on the Missing Thunderian

ThunderCats

Relax, ThunderCats fans. Panthro isn't dead. "I noticed a little bit of a rumor about that," Kevin Michael Richardson, who voices Panthro in the Cartoon Network remake, tells TVGuide.com. "Someone said that on Facebook, and I was like, 'Really?'

When ThunderCats made its triumphant return to television in July, fans were outraged that Panthro, an integral part of the original '80s-era ThunderCats team, was absent without a satisfactory explanation. In the reboot, Panthro is first reported to be killed in action. Later, a false Panthro is revealed to actually be the evil Mumm-Ra in disguise. After all of this misdirection, it's a relief to know that we'll see the real Panthro back, however briefly, on Friday's episode (8:30/7:30c on Cartoon Network).

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Grease's Annette Charles Dead at 63

Grease

Annette Charles, best known as rival dancer Cha Cha DiGregorio in the 1978 movie musical Grease, died Wednesday, according to Access Hollywood. She was 63.

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Charles, who had cancer, was hospitalized for pneumonia...
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Keck's Exclusives: Bionic Woman DVD Extras Announced

Lindsay Wagner

Jaime Sommers fans should mark their calendars for the October 19 release of The Bionic Woman on DVD. This eagerly anticipated title, which was delayed for years due to rights issues associated with the original Six Million Dollar Man novel, Cyborg, from which both the 1970's The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman television series were based, will include all of the first season episodes starring Lindsay Wagner as the Bionic Jaime Sommers. read more

Keck's Exclusives: Warehouse 13's Bionic Shipment

Lindsay Wagner

How's this for perfect casting? Syfy's Warehouse 13, centered around the U.S. government's secret stash of supernatural objects, has cast TV's original government-owned-and-operated superhero. Lindsay Wagner, who won an Emmy for playing The Bionic Woman's Jaime Sommers, pops up in the Aug. 17 episode as Dr. Vanessa Calder. "She's the official doctor for Warehouse agents. She is quite worldly ...
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Fall 2007: NBC's Bionic Woman Is a Brit

Meaning she's, what, a £3 million woman? Here's more on that and other casting bits for the new pilot season, courtesy of Variety and the Hollywood Reporter:• After eyeing some faces better known to the U.S. audience, NBC tapped Michelle Ryan (of the BBC's EastEnders) to play Jamie Sommers in its revisiting of The Bionic Woman.• Jimmy Smits has landed the lead in CBS' untitled drama centered on a Latin American family in the rum business.• The Practice's Steve Harris will play an imposing but physically unfit veteran cop in CBS' Protect and Serve. • Matt Lanter (aka Heroes' Brody) is an undercover narc posing as a high schooler in ABC's Judy's Got a Gun.Also, NBC has pushed production on Kath & Kim to summer, but says the show is still in the running for the fall. read more

Pilot Talk: X-Men's Jean Grey Turns TV Cop

The most recent fall-pilot developments, as reported by Variety:• NBC has nabbed X-Men's Famke Janssen to fill the lead in House creator David Shore and Peter Blake's untitled drama about a female cop.• Kidnapped's Michael Dinner will bring Jaime Sommers back to life, directing NBC's The Bionic Woman.• ABC has picked up a police precinct-set comedy from Britcom scribe Victoria Pile (Smack the Pony). read more

Battlestar Boss Reinvents Bionic Woman

Battlestar Galactica exec producer David Eick is teaming with scribe Laeta Kalogridis (Birds of Prey, Alexander) on a new version of The Bionic Woman, the Six Million Dollar Man spin-off that showed the world what Lindsay Wagner's ear looks like way up close. "It's a complete reconceptualization," Eick tells Variety. "We're using the title as a starting point, and that's all." Just as Eick reinvented that other '70s show, BSG, as a compelling poli-sci discourse, his new Woman aspires to use "the idea of artificial technology as a metaphor for what contemporary women sometimes feel is necessary to do everything that needs to be done." But hopefully, there will probably be some wicked-cool steel-bar twisting, too.In related news: BSG season premiere ratings can be found here. read more

I can't believe my buddy and ...

I'm just a love machine: bionic babe Wagner

Question: I can't believe my buddy and I are having this argument, but our excuse is it started after a few beers during a football game. We don't agree on exactly what was bionic in The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. Can you lay it out for us? They could both run fast and one had supereyesight, as I remember. And didn't he have superhearing, too? Thanks.


Answer: Why the shame, Charlie? Wear your fascination with the trivial proudly — it beats watching the game.

For the record, astronaut Steve Austin (Lee Majors), "a man barely alive" after his test plane went kerflooie in the March 1973 TV-movie that spawned the show, was made "better than he was before — better, stronger, faster" when he was given bionic legs, a new right arm and a left eye that allowed him to see g read more

What were some of the more ...

Question: What were some of the more popular shows of 1976?Answer: Well, since we're actually talking about two seasons in any given calendar year — for example, the tail end of 1975's fall season and the first half of 1976's — it's a whole host of programming. But because I like that time-capsule stuff, I'll give you a taste. The Top 5 shows for September 1975-April 1976, together with each one's network and rating (percentage of total TV households in the country at that time) were: All in the Family (CBS, 30.1); Rich Man, Poor Man (ABC, 28.0); Laverne & Shirley (ABC, 27.5); Maude (CBS, 25.0) and The Bionic Woman read more

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Premiered: September 10, 1977, on NBC
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Premise: The Six-Million Dollar Man's former fiancée gets bionic and undertakes perilous missions for a covert government agency in this two-year spin-off from ABC's comic-book adventure hit. Like astronaut Steve Austin, Jaime Sommers' superhuman powers came courtesy of electronic body parts that replaced both of her legs, her right arm and her right ear. When the series moved to NBC in 1977, Jaime was joined by Max, a bionic German Shepherd.

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